This new comet must have known I was working on my Solar System Award and it wants me to earn it very quickly. How nice. I've seen numerous naked-eye comets in the last 40 years and having these this year is really cool. Mike Wiles told me astrophotography was a money pit and I think I'm slipping into it. I'll be sharpening my skills with the new comets this fall. I will share the best of the shots with the Club in future meeting. Kevin kozel ---- stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: ============= Tom et al; On that date the Moon will be First Quarter, so it will be out of the sky. That could make a great shot. Clear skies to us all; Steve Coe On 10.09.2013 19:01, Tom Polakis wrote: > I just ran the simulation on SkySafari. The comet will be right in > front of the center of the Beehive cluster near the zenith at dawn on > Saturday, November 9. Hopefully the astroimagers who still remain on > this list will be interested in imaging the comet and M44. It will > pass very near M51 on the morning of Friday, November 29, and still > halfway to the zenith at dawn. Early predictions have it peaking at > around 8th magnitude, so a tail should be visible in a mid-sized > scope. It will dip toward the sun during December, but it won't > plunge into the twilight. Rather, it will turn back upward in the > eastern pre-dawn sky while it fades early next year. > > > The MPEC site shows orbital elements based on three days of > observations that should be close. > > http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K13/K13R72.html > > Tom > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and > please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.